mv.NET Features & Benefits Summary

Other MultiValue vendors may claim to offer tools to create or enhance MultiValue applications but they have absolutely nothing to compare in user presentation, development speed, time to market, cost and openness than mv.NET from BlueFinity.  Moreover, these vendors have one thing in common:  they they keep you tightly tied in to a particular vendor or MultiValue methodology. Bluefinity International has taken a completely different approach and based mv.NET on the .NET technology from Microsoft.  And, in doing so, allows organizations using MultiValue technology to utilize both the immense range of application development tools and the huge pool of .NET aware application developers in order to meet the significant challenges of an ever changing application development landscape.

Native Microsoft .NET Access to MultiValue Databases

mv.NET provides a 100% native .NET interface to all major MultiValue database platforms, allowing .NET developers to access all aspects of MultiValue systems - both data and program code - from within their .NET application environment enabling superb programmer productivity.

All Major MultiValue Databases Supported

mv.NET provides the developer with the greatest flexibility to ensure that applications can be deployed across the widest range of databases; it is currently available on D3, jBASE, mvBASE, Reality, Power95, QM, UniData, UniVerse and UniVision and others by request. Moreover, mv.NET is an independent release, so even legacy MultiValue applications can be easily integrated into the most contemporary information infrastructures without the needs for costly, inconvenient database upgrades.

Leverage Modern Connectivity

BlueFinity International has extended its reach to enable applications running on any flavor of MultiValue database to be deployed across any of the wide range of today's interface devices - tablets, handhelds, phones and other mobile devices. Native applications can be produced for iPhone/iPad/iPod or Android using a common C# based development environment. Alternatively, browser based applications can be created using ASP.NET and HTML5 that adapt themselves to the appearance of native platforms. mv.NET provides the route to fulfill both of these requirements without learning multiple mobile platform skill sets.

No Need for Specific MultiValue Database Knowledge - Use .NET Developers

The Solution Objects component set of mv.NET allows the developer to create a strongly-typed class-based (business objects) .NET access layer to their MultiValue database. It provides the complete spectrum of features required to do this - the design tools to create the defintion (entity model) of the access layer, the code generator to produce the access layer program code and the run-time support libraries. This allows .NET developers to access application data in a familiar, simplified,  intuitive and database independent way. In fact, .NET application developers no longer need to understand MultiValue database technology in order to create their MultiValue-linked .NET solutions. This means that the largest programmer pool for hire of Microsoft oriented service organizations is now open to the MultiValue community!

Complete Development Environment within Visual Studio

Not only does mv.NET excel by providing the complete environment in the form of a series of fully integrated plug-ins to Visual Studio (2005, 2008, 2010 and 2012); it is a unique feature. No other product in the market provides this level of integration! New MultiValue applications can now be developed without ever needing to leave Visual Studio! This improves developer productivity resulting in improved time to market for applications and reduced support times.

Simplest Yet Most Powerful and Flexible Way of Creating RESTful Web Services Against a MultiValue Database

The integration with RESTful service support demonstrates the power and flexibility of BlueFinity's entity modelling framework - a framework that sets BlueFinity apart from all of the other vendors in the MultiValue market space.  Developers are now able to generate industry standard RESTful services without having to be a network stack or HTTP guru. Easy, automated service generation combined with fully customizable service content provides the developer with the best of both worlds.

Phased Development and Rollout Approach

Enhance and deploy your application in stages or all at once. Both versions of your application coexist so you can develop and deploy to suit your own timescale, budget and requirements.

Powerful, Automatic Web Service Generation Capabilities

Because BlueFinity provides all of the 'plumbing' and framework to support the application creation process, developers can save valuable time and money as well as reduce the inherent risks of developing their own framework in getting the application implemented and ready to launch. Developers are able to create industry standard web services to populate user interfaces with MultiValue resident data in a fraction of the time normally taken to build this type of infrastructure.

Advanced Database Connection Management Technology

A key aspect of all .NET implementations is managing the connections between the user interface and the database. mv.NET's Session Manager makes certain that those connections are handled in the most efficient and cost-effective way, ensuring that users get outstanding response from their MultiValue applications. IT managers can both guarantee a minimum number of database connections while at the same time allow the connection pool to grow in times of high demand. mv.NET's session sharing and management provides a sophisticated environment for striking a balance between the need to minimize database license consumption and the need for rapid connection establishment. Web and Web Services applications can be very unpredictable and can have uneven usage patterns, but mv.NET session management can be employed to ensure the most efficient use is made of the underlying database licenses. This mv.NET technology can both guarantee a minimum number of database connections are consumed all the time while allowing the connection pool to grow in times of high demand.

"Fetch on Demand" Data Retrieval Technology for High Performance Application Delivery

Users expect immediate response from today's applications. With this requirement in mind, mv.NET has been engineered with in-built 'fetch on demand' data retrieval technology which is under the control of the developer. Therefore, application interface response times can be automatically safeguarded even in situations where large volumes of data are being returned or where network connections offer restricted bandwidth; all of this without any extra coding from the developer. The result? A happy user and a happy developer!

Comprehensive ADO.NET provider featuring Dynamic Data Normalization

mv.NET dynamically manages the normalization of data from MultiValue databases to ADO.NET. Because of this, MultiValue databases now appear just like another SQL database to developers working with Microsoft's ADO.NET technology. The resulting recordset is fully "MultiValue" aware enabling full update down to sub-value level as well as read functionality.

Support for Stateless Applications

Stateless application support within the product allows developers to cut development timescales by automatically persisting data and status history across application invocations.

Support for Framework 2.0 through 4.5

In today's fast changing world, some VARs and end-users will have deployed Framework 2.0 based applications, yet new work is almost certainly going to require Framework 4.5. Bluefinity is committed to enabling different frameworks to coexist and to providing ongoing support for new versions of the .NET Framework.

Support for both 32 and 64-bit O/S Platforms

In-line with BlueFinity's on-going support for Microsoft technology, mv.NET is available in both 32 and 64-bit builds.

Support for Microsoft Silverlight and WPF

Silverlight and WPF applications are able to access MultiValue data via industry standard interfaces which allows the full power of Silverlight's and WPF's excellent data binding technologies to be used against MultiValue data and business logic and enables the creation of stunning, browser based, truly modern application interfaces.

Retain the investment in your tried and trusted MultiValue applications

BlueFinity tools allow you to maximize the return on the investment in your existing MultiValue application and take your valuable business logic to the next level at a fraction of the cost. Enhance your tried, trusted and proven MultiValue-based application with a stylish, modern GUI interface and deliver a solution that will blow the competition away in terms of features, functions, performance, stability and efficiency.

Future Proof

BlueFinity is committed to an aggressive development plan for its products, ensuring that you will always be able to take advantage of the very latest of technological innovations from Microsoft. By building strong working relationships with the leading technology players, BlueFinity enables mv.NET developers to utilize the very best toolsets safe in the knowledge that they are mv.NET and MultiValue compatible.

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